CEO Viewpoint

PROFILING INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS

Mike Slubowski, President & CEO, Trinity Health

In this CEO Viewpoint, read how president & CEO Mike Slubowski strengthens the Catholic mission of Trinity Health despite the converging crises of cost, workforce and affordability across 25 states and 115,000 colleagues.

Marc Gorelick, MD, President & CEO, Children’s Minnesota

Read our CEO Viewpoint interview with Marc Gorelick, MD, president & CEO, Children’s Minnesota to find out how a children’s health system addresses the workforce crisis, equity and patient & family engagement.

Marna Borgstrom, CEO, Yale New Haven Health

Read our CEO Viewpoint interview with Marna Borgstrom, CEO, Yale New Haven Health, to hear the wisdom and insights from a distinguished 40-plus-year career at one of the nation’s leading academic health systems.

Todd LaPorte, CEO, HonorHealth

Read our CEO Viewpoint interview with Todd LaPorte, CEO of HonorHealth in Scottsdale, Ariz. to find out how a leader goes from a career immersed in finance to one whose mission is the “health and wellbeing of a community.”

Andrea Walsh, President & CEO, HealthPartners

Read our CEO Viewpoint interview with Andrea Walsh, President & CEO, HealthPartners, to learn how consumer-governed HealthPartners is making care and coverage simpler and more affordable.
J.P. Gallagher MBA

J.P. Gallagher, President & CEO, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Read our CEO Viewpoint interview with J.P. Gallagher, President & CEO, NorthShore University HealthSystem, to learn how NorthShore is "going the last mile" for consumers.

Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic

Rarely does a healthcare CEO spend her career at the same place she was born....

Bill Manns, President & CEO, Bronson Healthcare

“I grew up thinking I wanted to be a physician,” says Bill Manns, who worked...

Tim Dentry, President & CEO, Northern Light Health

As a former college wrestler, Tim Dentry exhorts people to "pin COVID-19 to the mat"...

Marc Boom, MD, President & CEO, Houston Methodist

In the past Marc Boom, MD, often quoted Bill Gates on our tendency to overestimate...

Michelle Hood, Executive VP and COO, AHA

In love with the sciences since youth, Michelle Hood earned a bachelor’s degree in biology...

Cathy Jacobson, President & CEO, Froedtert Health

Cathy Jacobson always returns to the kitchen. That’s where she began her healthcare career as...

David Entwistle, President & CEO, Stanford Health Care

When David Entwistle was young he dreamed of becoming a famous lawyer. “I took three...
Eugene Woods, MBA, MHA of Atrium Health

Gene Woods, President and CEO, Atrium Health

Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, FACHE, is president and chief executive officer of Atrium Health,...
Sharon O'Keefe

Sharon O’Keefe, President, UChicago Medical Center

Chicago is famous for the propensity of its native sons and daughters to remain Chicagolanders...
Howard Kern

Howard Kern, President and CEO, Sentara Healthcare

As a newly minted graduate in biology and environmental sciences in 1978, Howard P. Kern...
Marc Harrison, MDA

Mark Harrison, MD, President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

Dr. Marc Harrison - a third-generation physician whose son is now in medical school -...
President & CEO, Spectrum Health

Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, Spectrum Health

When Tina Freese Decker was growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, chatting about the weather...

Terry Shaw, President & CEO, Adventist Health System

When Terry Shaw was 14, he was already cleaning grocery stores and warehouses and driving...

Wright Lassiter III, President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System

“I have one goal,” says Wright L. Lassiter, III: “Reduce the gap between today and...

Johnese Spisso, President, UCLA Health

Johnese Spisso is president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice...

Patricia Maryland, DrPH, President & CEO, Ascension Healthcare

It’s a cliché to say someone followed a long journey to where they are today,...

Dennis Murphy, President & CEO, IU Health

When Dennis Murphy took his mother to the movie "Brooklyn" she said it was like...

Penny Wheeler, MD, President & CEO, Allina

Sometimes, regardless of training and experience, a rare person appears with "chief executive" written in...

John Porter, President & CEO Avera

As healthcare undergoes a transformation to a value-based, accountable care model, John Porter may be...

Laura Forese, MD, MPH, EVP & CEO NewYork-Presbyterian

You could say Laura Forese, MD, has been preparing for a leadership role at NewYork-Presbyterian...

Robert J. Henkel, President & CEO, Ascension Health; EVP, Ascension

Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, is the President and CEO of Ascension Health. He also serves...

Barclay Berdan, CEO, Texas Health Resources

Talk about baptism of fire. Within a month of Barclay Berdan becoming CEO of Texas...
Michael Shabot, MD of Memorial Hermann

Michael Shabot, MD, EVP/CCO, Memorial Hermann Health System

I t’s hard to believe Michael Shabot, MD, had no early interest in medicine. But...

Christine Cassel, MD, President & CEO, National Quality Forum (NQF)

Perhaps it’s not surprising that Christine Cassel, MD, pioneered the program called Choosing Wisely. Earning...

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, Dean F. Edward Hébert, School of Medicine

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, became Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine...

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, President, The Commonwealth Fund

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims...

Karen DeSalvo, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is a physician whose 20-year career has focused on improving access to...

Laura Kaiser, Executive Vice President & COO, Intermountain Healthcare

All of us have been shaped with visible and invisible hands,” says Laura Kaiser, who...

Brian Connolly, President & CEO, Oakwood HealthCare

When Brian Connolly was only 34 he became the first layperson on the board of...
Tom Sadvary of Scottsdale Institute

Tom Sadvary, President & CEO, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network

His wife of 37 years, Mary, doesn’t remember it, but Tom Sadvary first met her...

Marc Boom, MD, President & CEO, Houston Methodist

The classic American Dream, globally diversified today, involves European immigrants crossing the Atlantic on a...
Paul Tang, MD

Paul Tang, MD, VP and Chief Innovation & Technology Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

I f an individual could be an epicenter, Paul Tang, MD, would be that person...

Christine Cassel, MD, President & CEO, National Quality Forum

Perhaps it’s not surprising that Christine Cassel, MD, pioneered the program called Choosing Wisely. Earning...

Ernie Sadau, President & CEO, CHRISTUS Health

When Ernie Sadau was a teenager lying in a Fort Worth hospital bed he wrote...
Don Wegmiller

Don Wegmiller, Chairman, Scottsdale Institute

It’s not surprising Don Wegmiller was elected to the Healthcare Hall of Fame this year....

Tom Zenty, President & CEO, University Hospitals Health System

Pennsylvania seems to produce top healthcare executives like it does quarterbacks and Tom Zenty is...

Nov 2012 – Gary Campbell, President & CEO, Centura Health
Oct 2012 – Dan Wolterman, President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Sep 2012 – Craig Samitt, MD, President & CEO, Dean Clinic
Jul 2012 – Brian Connolly, President & CEO, Oakwood HealthCare
Jun 2012 – Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System
Apr 2012 – Alan Goldbloom, MD, President & CEO, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Mar 2012 – Tom Sadvary, President & CEO, Scottsdale Healthcare
Feb 2012 – Tim Stack, President & CEO, Piedmont Healthcare
Jan 2012 – Doug Hawthorne, CEO, Texas Health Resources
Oct 2011 – Vincent Caponi, CEO, St. Vincent Health
Aug 2011 – Rick Breon,President & CEO, Spectrum Health
Jul 2011 – Tom Priselac, President & CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System
Jun 2011 – Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS
Apr 2011 – Peter Fine, President & CEO, Banner Health
Mar 2011 – Nicholas Wolter, MD, CEO, Billings Clinic
Feb 2011 – Jim Skogsbergh, MD, President & CEO, Advocate Health Care
Nov 2010 – Mark Laney, MD, President & CEO, Heartland Health
Oct 2010 – Dan Wolterman, President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Sep 2010 – Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Partners Healthcare
Jul 2010 – Charles Sorenson, MD, President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare
Jun 2010 – Bruce Lawrence, President & CEO, INTEGRIS Health
May 2010 – Joe Swedish, President & CEO, Trinity Health
Mar 2010 – John Bluford, President & CEO, Truman Medical Centers
Feb 2010 – David Bernd, CEO, Sentara Health Care
Nov 2009 – Hal Williamson, Jr., MD, MSPH, Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia
Sep 2009 – Al Aviles, President & CEO, New York City Health & Hospitals Corp.
Aug 2009 – David Feinberg, MD, MBA, CEO, UCLA Hospital System
Jul 2009 – Don Jernigan, President & CEO, Adventist Health System
Jun 2009 – Kevin Lofton, President & CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
May 2009 – David Benfer, FACHE, CEO, Saint Raphael Healthcare System
Mar 2009 – Jim Anderson, President & CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Feb 2009 – Lowell C. Kruse, President & CEO, Heartland Health
Dec 2008 – James J. Mongan, MD, President & CEO, Partners HealthCare
Nov 2008 – Michael W. Murphy, President & CEO, Sharp HealthCare
Oct 2008 – Thomas Royer, MD, President & CEO, CHRISTUS Health